Track 04: Managing Gossip in the Workplace

Facts About Gossip

  If someone gossips to you, they will eventually gossip about you.

 Dealing with gossip can take crucial time away from work.

 Usually insecure people gossip to make themselves feel better.

  Gossip never builds a strong team or encourages professional growth.

Tips on Managing Gossip

  Don’t participate (silence can be a subtle form of participation).

 Tell the person that you are “uncomfortable with where this conversation is going.

  Ask if you can quote them or suggest that they meet with the person or management.